Summary: My first GPS was a Garmin V that I bought 5 years ago. This was my comparison point. I bought the TomTom instead of Garmin C340 because it has a bigger screen and support different audio languages, but I decided to return the equipment after a week of use and claimed a refund.
A few nice points, but very dangerous due to bad maps.
2 February 2007
Summary: I bought this unit for my father. He doesn't speak English, and TomTom is the only unit that can give directions in the language he needs. The unit speaks 36 languages. Another nice point about TomTom is the large 4-inch screen, which is important to an older person.
Summary: This Go 510 performed perfectly for close on 18 months then an updated download from the TomTom internet site went wrong. TomTom internet support was excellent but try as they might, the unit would just not function correctly.
Excerpt: Unfortunately, I can't say a lot of postives about this model, But here goes. The screen is big and is really easy to navigate. I also like the fact that it has bluetooth that you can use your phone with in order to make it hands free. It has alot of information on them and is very upto date.
Summary: I've had this particular version now, for about 3 months and would like to share my thoughts ... 1st off - if you read other reviews you'll hear a load of complaints, let me put my perspective on things; - Car mount cradle. So far I've had no real issues.
Summary: I did some research on these & spoke to a friend who bought one. No issues with the setup & installing using the HOME software. The windscreen cradle is a bit awkward to fit in a hurry (I have an A4) but no doubt I will get used to it. Just wish there was a dashboard mount available.
Summary: Having read various reviews and searched many websites I thought the 510 would be the ideal unit for me. I bought it because it seemed to offer a sat nav unit, camera detector and speed limit advisor all in one.
Summary: I have had my TomTom 510 for nearly two weeks now and have covered about 1000 miles in that time. Initially the mount was very secure and the unit didn't come unstuck from the windscreen. It didn't stop charging due to a loose connection either.
Summary: Unlike the other reviewers, I did not have a problem with charging unit on the windscreen mount but did have the problem with the home cradle. I returned the first unit when it refused to pick up GPS signals anywhere in the country! The second unit has been used for a week and so far no problems.